Zip Tie, it does have the 12 gauge spokes and steel frame. Your project sounds really cool for that frame I would love to see that motor. If you put a wide bottom bracket and wide cranks combined you can get around a pretty crazy wide motor.I am using mine to test my new China girl motors I just had produced. I have a few versions on our 2 stroke and was thinking about adding a speed certified version that is ported, rings seated, and tested for say 40+ or 45+ mph and using the Cape Cod for the test mule. I just became a site sponsor on this forum, the link to my site is speedy66.com it should be the bottom left advertisement on here check it out if you have time.